Health & Fitness

  • The best mattresses to help with back pain

    5 March 2019

    Back pain is a relatively common ailment that can be caused or aggravated by a variety of factors. There are many different types of back pain, which can vary from mild to severe, including: -Persistent muscle aches along your spine. These can occur anywhere from the base of your neck, right down to your tail…

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    What’s the best pillow for neck pain?

    17 December 2018

    Being comfortable in bed is vital to getting a good night’s rest, but many people find getting to sleep an absolute pain in the neck – literally. To combat neck pain, it’s helpful to choose the right pillow. In fact, experts say you should replace your pillows every one to two years to achieve better…

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  • How the Christmas party affects your body, in 24 hours

    6 December 2018

    The Christmas party is always a festive highlight; however new research shows office workers are likely to have the worst night’s sleep of the year, when they finally make it to bed. In a recent poll, 65% of staff attending their work Christmas party said they had less than five hours sleep on the night,…

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  • 7 ways to deal with the holiday blues

    7 November 2018

    The holiday blues are real. When the days get shorter and the temperature drops, many of us begin to struggle. Boost your Vitamin D levels Optimal Vitamin D levels can help boost your mood, improve your overall brain function, and generally positively impact your wellbeing. This is one of the reasons we feel great in…

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  • What is the ideal temperature to sleep in?  

    26 September 2018

    To get the best possible sleep it’s so important to ensure your bedroom is the ideal temperature. If things are too hot, or too cold, this can have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep.   Why does the temperature of the room matter?   Your body heat peaks in the evening before you go to bed but drops…

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  • Environment therapy: creating a multi-sensory bedroom

    17 September 2018

    Your bedroom should be set up to help you sleep. From choosing the right bed, fitting blackout curtains, or banning the TV. Every bedroom decision should go towards creating a space that promotes quality and healthy sleep. Nothing does that quite like a calming and peaceful environment. Think of your bedroom as your space to…

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  • iGel™ – Keeping you cool in summer  

    24 August 2018

    In the summer months, sleeping can be so difficult. Your bedroom is full of hot air, the sun pours in far too early in the morning and your mattress can feel like a furnace the second you lie down on it.   The problem with many mattresses, and pillows for that matter, is that they don’t…

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  • Should you go to sleep angry?

    13 August 2018

    We’ve all been there. An evening argument with your partner, friend or loved one drags on into the night. You know you should sleep, but you have that age-old advice floating through your head. “Don’t go to bed angry or on an argument” they say. “It’ll be much better if you make up before bed”…

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  • Resetting Your Sleep Cycle

    23 July 2018

    We all have an inner clock or scheduler that helps us fall asleep at night and wake in the morning. It’s called the circadian clock and is individual to each person, which is why you may be ready for another episode of your favourite box set at 10pm while your partner is fast asleep. Certain…

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  • How Much Sleep Should I Have?

    25 April 2018

    Grabbing a decent eight hours of kip is often the yardstick by which we measure whether we’re getting enough sleep. But it’s not always an exact science. It depends on you as an individual, your life and your health. Here we’ll take you through the essentials. The importance of sleep Let’s start with why sleep…

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  • Making the Most Out of Your Mornings

    23 February 2018

    Some of us are morning people, and others just aren’t. But regardless of whether this is your favourite – or least favourite – time of day, mornings are pivotal. How we approach our mornings has huge implications for our overall life satisfaction and ability to get things done. Even if you’re the type to gleefully…

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  • Common Things That Sleepwalkers Do

    7 February 2018

    Sleepwalking is a lot more common than you probably think. According to the NHS, at least 20% of children sleepwalk at least once, while an independent study reckons that one third of people in the UK have experienced sleepwalking[1]. At Bensons for Beds, we understand that it isn’t just a comfortable mattress on a king-size…

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    Sleep Aiding Apps

    7 February 2018

    Is your smartphone keeping you up at night? Studies show that late-night usage of digital devices can severely disrupt your sleeping pattern and negatively impact your health[1]. Used correctly, however, they can help you get the perfect night’s sleep. Bensons for Beds has rounded up a list of sleep-aiding apps, to keep you from tossing…

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  • How To Treat Sleep Apnea

    20 February 2017

    Ever woken up in the night gasping for breath? You may be suffering from sleep apnea (also known as sleep apnoea). Think you could be suffering from this common sleep disorder? Find out the symptoms of sleep apnea and treatment tips with expert advice from The Sleep School’s Dr Guy Meadows. Sleep apnea causes Sleep…

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